Good Morning SMPers! We’ve got eight gorgeous weddings to showcase for you today and they’re all filled to the brim with the prettiest of inspirations. There’s a little something for everyone, so sit back, relax and get ready for a serious pretty party. And don’t forget to check out the full galleries because these babies are better than ever!
Kicking off the pretty party is this gorgeous Oklahoma fete and let me just say, it’s all about the dresses. We’re loving the sheer details on the beautiful bride and the ivory dresses on the maids. They’re all so chic and sophisticated! Carl Zoch Photography captured each and every detail and if you’re smitten with what you see here, then look no further and click here for the full gallery.
Make sure to take two minutes and watch this sweet-as-can-be trailer from Jonathan Meisner!
From the bride… Our wedding took place on a beautiful, yet very hot, summer day on the 9th of July in Oklahoma City. Eight months earlier, Brian and I took a trip to Amsterdam and Paris. Brian got down on one knee in the middle of a quaint Parisian restaurant and asked me to be his wife. When it came time to begin planning, I had an idea of things I definitely wanted for the wedding: a live band, a videographer to capture the special moments on film, walking down the aisle in the church I grew up in, a bagpiper, ivory bridesmaids dresses, and a big party! From there I just filled in the gaps. My wedding dress really became the inspiration for all of the details of the wedding. One thing that helped me during the planning process, besides having an amazing wedding coordinator, was the slideshow I made. I started pulling images of all of the cakes, décor, flowers, etc from different blogs (mostly SMP) and slotted them into different slides. By the end of it, I had a slide for each one and when I went to present this to the wedding coordinator and vendors, it was such a helpful tool.
Brian and I had so many favorite/special/amazing memories from that day. One special moment that we both found extremely emotional and memorable was writing notes to each other before the wedding. It was a great way to take a little time and really focus on what that day was all about. When it came time to walk down the aisle, it really hit me that this was about to happen! My dad must have seen the nervous/anxious/excited look on my face and said “Don’t worry, I’m right here.” I will never forget the feeling of walking down that aisle on my dad’s arm. When Brian’s eyes met mine, all of the nerves began to melt away and I was left with this rush of emotion and happiness. We loved the feeling of celebrating our love with family and friends. They all meant so much to us and we wanted each them to leave the wedding saying “That was so much fun!” so we made sure that the band was a focal point to the reception. We also incorporated neon sunglasses and glow sticks in to mix. Waiters brought these out on silver platters and they were such a hit. People loved them! I honestly would not change one thing about that day. Brian and I woke up that next morning and looked at each other and said “I want to do that all over again!”
My advice to all of the brides out there is going to be so cliché, and I am sure you all have heard this from at least one person but when you start this whole experience, from the day you begin planning to the minute you walk down the aisle, just remember to soak it all in because it will go by so fast! It will all be a blur the morning after, so what I did was made sure to take a few minutes during the day and stop to really mentally take it all in. Don’t get caught up in the stresses and problems that will happen during the planning process. Try to keep your focus on what this day is really about … celebrating the love and union between you and your husband to be. And last but not least, have a blast!
Photography: Carl Zoch Photography / Cinematography: Jonathan Meisner / Flowers: Tony Foss Flowers / Wedding Gown: Vera Wang (Emmeline) / Cake: Joan Jones (405-682-0309) / Lighting: Innovative Event Solutions/ Event Planning: Judy Lehmbeck Bridal and Party (405 630-5453) / Ceremony Location: All Souls Episcopal Church / Reception Location: Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club / Invitations: The Inviting Place / Bridesmaids: Watters (Style 8149) / Grooms Attire: JoS A. Bank / Makeup: The Makeup Bar / Glowsticks: Cool Glow / Plastic Neon-Colored Glasses: Windy City Novelties